Syria may join Arab League again soon: Tunisian official

Source: Xinhua| 2019-01-06 22:58:34|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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BEIRUT, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Tunisian Presidential Advisor Lazhar Al-Qorawi Al-Chabi said Sunday that the Arab League is currently studying the possibility of restoring Syria's membership in the organization, the National News Agency reported.

"There are some positive signs with regard to restoring Syria's membership in the Arab League especially after the latest move by some Arab countries to re-open their embassies in Syria," he said.

Al-Chabi's remarks came upon his arrival at Beirut's airport in an official visit to Lebanon to deliver to President Michel Aoun the invitation to the Arab summit which will take place in March in Tunisia.

Al-Chabi said that this is the right time for Syria to be back to the Arab League. "Syria cannot remain outside the Arab League anymore. This is its normal place," he said.

The Arab League suspended Syria's membership because its government failed to stop violence against civilian protesters back in 2011.

If Syria succeeds in joining the Arab League again, the country will then be invited to the Arab economic summit which will take place in Beirut later this month.